Hanoi's old town immigrant houses may start construction later this year

In order to implement the project of relaxing the old town, it is planned that more than 6,500 households will be relocated to Viet Hung urban area (Long Bien district, Hanoi). In order to implement the project of building houses in the old town, Hoan Kiem district has recently been appointed by the City People's Committee Hanoi assigned to coordinate with related parties to close investors, complete procedures. Expected start time will be in the fourth quarter of this year.


A perspective of the residential area in the old town stretch by the district Hoan Kiem announced in 2015.


Recently, the City Council has responded to Hoan Kiem district voters some content. Including information, the District People's Committee and the Ancient Town Management Board reviewed and classified cases of relaxing people in 10 wards, including: Dong Xuan, Hang Buom, Hang Dao, Hang Gai, Cua Dong and Hang Ma , Hang Bac, Hang Bo, Hang Bong and Ly Thai To. The results of the review will be used as a basis for drafting policies to support and compensate for those who are subject to ground clearance.


Reportedly, two decades ago, Hanoi had a policy of leading the old town. The project used to be Hanoi plans to start construction in 2002. Accordingly, it will initially strive to achieve the goal of relocating about 7,000 people to Viet Hung and Long Bien urban areas. However, it was not until 2013, a document to implement the policy of relaxation of the old town was officially issued with the number of people needed to be relocated 10 times higher than the original target.


People make use of every square meter of the old town front business. Photo: Giang Huy.


In January 2015, Hoan Kiem District held a press conference to announce that it will start and complete the residential area at the end of 2017. According to the phase 1 relocation plan that the district planned, there will be 500 relocated households, of which more than 46 households live in relics, 21 households in offices and 13 households in schools.


The population expansion plan for the first phase also has nearly 6,000 people living in valuable apartments, special values, number plates of crowded houses, dangerous houses, private apartment buildings... However, after many years of delay, so far Hanoi has not been able to start construction of the residential area.


Regarding the project delay, the City Council explained, because the project of moving households out of the old quarter includes many different policies, so it is not possible to unify the mechanisms. In addition, the project did not have enough area and price data; There is no suitable conversion mechanism to send official notices to households.


According to Vnexpress